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HOUSE BILL NO. 113 – Minimum wage, federal rate


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H0113......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
MINIMUM WAGE - Amends existing law to provide that the minimum wage shall
conform to, and track with, the federal minimum wage.
02/06    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/07    Rpt prt - to St Aff

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-ninth Legislature                   First Regular Session - 2007
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 113
                                 BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  4    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        SECTION 1.  That Section 44-1502, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  6    amended to read as follows:
  7        44-1502.  MINIMUM  WAGES. (1) Except as hereinafter otherwise provided, no
  8    employer shall pay to any of his employees any wages computed  at  a  rate  of
  9    less  than  four  dollars  and  seventy-five cents ($4.75) commencing April 1,
 10    1997, and five dollars and fifteen cents ($5.15) commencing September 1, 1997,
 11    per hour for employment. On and after July 1, 2007,  the  minimum  wage  shall
 12    conform to, and track with, the federal minimum wage.
 13        (2)  In  determining  the  wage of a tipped employee, the amount paid such
 14    employee by an employer shall be deemed to be increased  on  account  of  tips
 15    actually  received  by  the  employee  but not by an amount in excess of thir-
 16    ty-three percent (33%) of the applicable  minimum  wage,  beginning  April  1,
 17    1997,  and  until  August 31, 1997, and thirty-five percent (35%) on and after
 18    September 1, 1997, as set forth in subsection (1)  of  this  section.  In  the
 19    event  a  dispute arises between the employee and the employer with respect to
 20    the amount of tips  actually  received  by  the  employee,  it  shall  be  the
 21    employer's  burden  to demonstrate the amount of tips actually received by the
 22    employee. Any portion of tips paid to an employee, which is shared with  other
 23    employees under a tip pooling or similar arrangement, shall not be deemed, for
 24    the purpose of this section, to be tips actually received by the employee.
 25        (3)  In  lieu of the rate prescribed by subsection (1) of this section, an
 26    employer may pay an employee who has not attained twenty (20) years of  age  a
 27    wage which is not less than four dollars and twenty-five cents ($4.25) an hour
 28    during  the first ninety (90) consecutive calendar days after such employee is
 29    initially employed. No employer may take  any  action  to  displace  employees
 30    (including  partial displacements such as reduction in hours, wages or employ-
 31    ment benefits) for purposes of hiring individuals at the  wage  authorized  in
 32    this subsection.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                             RS 16824

This legislation links Idaho's minimum wage, Section 44-1502
Idaho Code, to the current federal minimum wage commencing July
1, 2007. 

                           FISCAL NOTE

None to the general fund.

Name:  Speaker Lawerence Denney 
       Rep. Mike Moyle
       Rep. Scott Bedke
       Rep. Ken Roberts
Phone: 332-1000

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                         H 113